Yorkshire day tomorrow. “Forgotten corners” deadline set

the York Council says, “Tell us what you love about York and help us improve forgotten corners” #YorkshireDay #LoveYork

To celebrate Yorkshire Day, City of York Council wants everyone to share what they love about York.

On the 1 August, the council will encourage everyone to share their favourite places, images, videos and stories through its social media channels including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram through #LoveYork #YorkshireDay

The aim of the campaign is to promote the amazing and beautiful places people visit in York, and at the same time highlight a new project which aims to transform areas of neglect so that they can once again be loved by many too.

The Forgotten Corners project is offering a share of £100,000 of funding to community groups so that they can help improve areas of green space across the city.

Cllr Andrew Waller, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for the Environment, said: “Yorkshire Day is a great way to celebrate what we all love about York. We want to hear from you! Share your favourite places to visit, your stories or photos with us on social media. Let’s get everyone talking about why our city is so special.

“At the same time, let’s not forget about areas which could be improved. Our Forgotten Corners project is about giving communities the chance to transform areas so that they can once again be loved by many. Let’s put these forgotten corners back on the map.”

For more information about the projecwww.york.gov.uk/forgottencorners

The closing date for expressions of interest is 22 August 2018.

The aim of the fund is to:

  • transform forgotten corners within York so they are attractive green spaces, accessible to residents and visitors
  • increase community involvement in maintaining and improving these areas
  • improve the quality of life for residents of York through promoting access to forgotten corners and increasing volunteering within these areas
  • create landscapes within forgotten corners which are low maintenance

Projects must be practical, leading to the creation of an accessible green space, with improvements being sustainable.

Applications can only be made by representatives of the following groups or organisations:

  • registered charities
  • not-for-profit organisations (including social enterprises)
  • community, neighbourhood or voluntary groups
  • faith groups delivering community work
  • schools, colleges or universities
  • Parish Councils